Yes it does, golgoj4, thanks! So you are saying that updatemedia does pick up meta data tag within the mp3 files, not just metadata in separate specific metadata files (with the same name and different extension)?
i've noticed it gets the tags out of the audio files because they can be embedded. With video, it seems (as you said before) that no information is embedded in the file, and there isnt really a place to put it. So while programs like wmp use their own internal database, it seems lmce uses the mysql db AND creates a separate file as you stated with the extension of .id3
However, from my experience, it only creates that information if you go in and add an attribute to it. And for divx files it doesn't create them at all, just stores the information in the db so if you ever re-sync, all of the divx files lose their metadata. The nice thing is that the id3 file is there for other video files so it finds all that meta data right away.
I was thinking about ways to make this easier, and the only way would be to either modify the coverart scan or use a separate script to tag these files en masse.
I wish i could say i have the time to do it quickly but work limits my free time at the moment but I will start trying to put something together. learning c @ the moment is kicking my arse and i think this could be done easier with some php and flash.
it sounds like we need an easier method to tag our videos for easier locating that doesn't involve a thousand clicks. - open to suggestions!
*edit: please someone smarter than me: how can I tell if the ffmpeg-php extension is installed? I've only done simple text driven php stuff before...and while I am searching the goolgle, I was hoping that someone could let me know of any particular landmines I should be aware of involving php and lmce.